Saturday, January 24, 2009

Review: Revoltech Optimus Prime Convoy

To start off...Happy Chinese New Years everyone!!!

First, I have to admit that I am addicted to Revoltechs. I just love the amazing amount of poseability these figures have. They are excellent for me because I love taking pictures of my toys. Today, I walked out of the hobby shop with this Optimus Prime plus 4 other Revoltechs on order. Hope I get them soon!

Another thing that I would like to comment on is the price of these figures. The Tetsujin-28 was $25cdn and the Prime was $27cdn. These prices are considered as a deal here because I've seen them go for $30+tax at other stores. But it has come to my attention that these figures sell for around $90-$100hkd in Hong Kong! I just knew about this tonight because my cousin's boyfriend collected these too. However, I can understand because HK is closer to Japan so they probably get their goods at a lower cost. It doesn't change much for me since I am not going to HK anytime soon. But when I do, for sure I will bring back a lot of toys! Until then, I will continue to support my LHS (local hobby shop)!

Ok let's start the review. It's going to be a brief one since I have tons of reports and assignments to do.

What is included in the box?
Optimus Prime, beam rifle, 3 variant hands, and the Matrix of Leadership. This figure did not include a stand which was disappointing.

Also got this notice in the box too, can anyone read Japanese???

First thing I noticed was the arm joint on his right shoulder was very loose. This limited the poseability because this is also the arm he holds his beam rifle with. I am pretty sure this is not a common case and just that I am unlucky to get a bad joint because his other arm is fine.

Detail-wise, I would give it a 4.5/5. Overall, the paint is really good, although a bit sloppy on the windshield on his chest.

One of the hands he comes with is for holding his beam rifle. Another hand looks like it was for holding the Matrix of Leadership. However, it doesn't hold onto it snuggly. In the picture the Matrix is just balanced onto his hand.

Overall, I would give this figure a 4.5/5. The main thing that reduce the experience is the loose shoulder joint. I would like it to include a display stand, but it stands fine by itself. I definitely recommend this to any Transformers fan out there, I don't think any other Convoy Optimus Prime has this much poseability. There are of course better quality ones such as the Masterpieces, but at a much higher price. IMO, at this price, the Revoltech is a MUST for all Transformers fans!

1 comment:

  1. I find it rather rubbery that is why I didn't buy it. However I do have other revoltech...cute one but not the idol series. :P